The 32nd annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden opens to the public tomorrow night. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Thayne Maynard what’s new this year. (Get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day Proceedings this morning. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Judge McCollum to describe what will be happening in her courtroom. (Get more information about adoption in Montgomery County at www.mcohio.org/childrenservices more information about National Adoption Day at www.nationaladoptionday.org )
Bringing Hollywood production companies to film movies in the Cincinnati area has generated an ecomomic impact of $27 million in direct spending so far this year. That is the finding of a study by the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center. The study was prepared for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission. Executive Director Kristen Erwin Schlotman tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that filming provides local revenues in a variety of ways.
The American Association of Retired Persons is launching a new online initiative designed to recognize the more than forty-two million Americans who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home, as opposed to costly institutions. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked AARP spokesperson Taisha Rollins why it is important to acknowledge the efforts of caregivers. (get more information at www.aarp.org/iheartcaregivers )
WNKU welcomed local singer-songwriter Tracy Walker to Studio 89 on November 10th. Didn't get a chance to attend the Studio 89 with Tracy Walker? Missed it live on the radio? Just wanna hear it again? Either way, we've got you covered here with the audio archive. And remember, WNKU members get first dibs on seating for Studio 89. Don't miss the next great show.
Officials in Dayton are looking for volunteers to participate in their “Men of Color go Back to School” event on December 10th . Commissioner Jeffrey Mims says it will give people a chance to share information about their careers and community involvement. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked commissioner Mims what the volunteers will be doing. (Interested volunteers can contact Ze’ana Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937.333.4991 by November 19th )
Cincinnati's weekly alternative newspaper, City Beat, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with publisher Dan Bockrath and asked him how the paper got its start.
The staff at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati is putting the finishing touches on their new holiday displays titled, “Magic and Mistletoe “ which opens tomorrow. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Director Andrea Schepman what’s new this year. (Get more information at www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn )
This Friday night, the glass blowers at Brazee Street Studios in Cincinnati's Oakley neighborhood will host an event called "Glass for Greater Good". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Amy Wheeler, the coordinator of the event.